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May 1, 2020



The Charlotte region is home to dozens of farmers and artisan markets. Here are a few local picks. 

Matthews Community Farmers Market

A longtime favorite among both professional and home chefs, the downtown Matthews market has adopted its summer schedule — hours are Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon through November. During stay-at-home restrictions, the market employs social-distancing measures and is encouraging customers to pre-order from vendors. matthewsfarmersmarket.com

South End Market at Atherton

This local market features about a dozen farmers, ranchers and artisans peddling everything from soap to sweet potatoes. Located at the corner of Tremont Ave. and South Blvd., the market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. southendmkt.com

Uptown Farmers Market 

Charlotte’s newest market opened virtually on April 18, connecting customers to vendors via its website, uptownfarmersmarket.com, and social media. After the stay-at-home order is lifted, the market will be open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the parking lot at 300 S. Davidson St. 

UPDATE: Starting May 2, Uptown Farmers Market will be open from 9-11 a.m. for pre-order pickups only.

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

This large market with a wide-ranging selection of goods is one of four state-run markets in North Carolina. Hours are Tues.-Sat. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. As of late April, vendors have spread out to comply with social-distancing requirements, and at-risk customers are encouraged to shop Tues.-Thur. The market is located at 1801 Yorkmont Rd. charlottefarmersmarket.com SP

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